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Data Sharing Incentives and Metrics for Open Data

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posted on 25.10.2019 by Robert R. Downs, Lili Zhang
Metrics and incentives for open data sharing are presented. A cultural shift to open science is occurring and the science community is transitioning from traditional data practices to open data practices. Open data is accompanied by responsibilities that can be opportunities for stakeholders throughout the data lifecycle. Recognition can serve as incentives for open data practices. In terms of metrics, we need to ask whether the data usable and how they are being used. Metrics also can serve as incentives for open data sharing when recognized by hiring, tenure, promotion, and sponsorship committees. Examples of community efforts to address these issues also are shared.


International Science Council Committee on Data (CODATA); Chinese Academy of Science (CAS); Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), Computer Network Information Center, CAS